ADDING A NEW PRODUCT
When adding a new product, the only mandatory fields (underlined in pink) are the following: The Title, Description, Price and the Shipping details. The rest of the fields are optional. The details you provide for a product affect the way the product appears to customers, making it easier for you to organize your products, and help customers find the product. Therefore, be as diligent as possible when adding a new product. Adding a product does NOT publish it to your website - it only creates it in the database.
From the Nimbl Portal, under the STORE tab, click on PRODUCTS to open the drop down and click on the ADD PRODUCT button.
The first tab is the DESCRIPTION.
1.1 TITLE: (mandatory) The name for your product as you want your customers to see it.
1.2 DESCRIPTION: (mandatory) The description for your product. Describe your products in detail to inform and persuade your potential customers. If you're a reseller, then don't use a manufacturer's exact description, because you want your products to be unique to search engines.
TIP: USE ONLY TEXT - do not paste pictures or html, this will break your website.
The second tab is PRICING.
2.1 PRICE: (mandatory) The price that you're charging for the product on your website (including VAT if applicable).
2.2 COMPARE AT PRICE: If you want the product to be on SALE, the price (1) becomes the SALE price, and the Compare at Price is the ‘original’ price.
2.3 COST PER ITEM: How much it costs you for the product. For example, if you resell a product, then you can enter the price that you paid the manufacturer. If you create the product yourself, then you can enter a value that is based on your labour and material costs (including VAT if applicable).
2.4 VAT: Yes/no - Does your price(1) include VAT?
ALSO SEE: WAREHOUSE AND TAX
The third tab is INVENTORY.
3.1 SKU (Stock Keeping Unit): The code that identifies the product within your business. For effective tracking and sales reporting, each SKU needs to be unique.
3.2 INVENTORY TRACKING:
- NO: Your inventory will not be tracked and you can do sales regardless of inventory.
- YES: Help you avoid selling products that have run out of stock, or let you know when you need to order or make more of your product.
- You add variants to a product that comes in more than one option, such as size or colour.
- A variant must be the same price and shipping weight.
- You can also manage inventory for each variant.
SEE: ADDING VARIANTS
Under the SHIPPING tab:
You have the option to add a lead time to your product (it helps you manage your shoppers expectations). This is recommended, but not mandatory.
Enter the weight of product(mandatory).
Charge weight (either actual or volumetric) needs to be exact because it is used to calculate shipping rates. When charging your clients for shipping you have four options (This can be set under STORE SETTINGS):
Flat Shipping Rate - One fee for any order ANYWHERE IN SA.
eParcel Shipping Rate - The price will be based on eParcel prices with a factor value ANYWHERE IN SA.
Minimum Order Value - For example, all orders more than R500 receive free shipping (below minimum price will charge eParcel rates) ANYWHERE IN SA.
Create shipping zones - Create your own shipping zones with a rule for each.
SEE: SHIPPING RULE
(THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO USE eParcel AS YOUR COURIER - THIS IS JUST FOR PRICING PURPOSES. YOU CAN STILL MAKE USE OF ANY OTHER COURIER)
5. PRODUCT IMAGES
Under the PRODUCT IMAGES you choose up to three pictures and add it.
Product images are used to display products and let your customers see what your products look like, enhancing the overall customer experience. The best file type for most product images is JPEG. High resolution photos look more polished and professional to your customers.
TOP TIP: The recommended size for your images is 500(W) x 720(H) pixels. All images uploaded will be scaled to the recommended image size with a white background. Maximum file size is 100KB.
6. ADD PRODUCT TO DATABASE
Once you have completed all fields and are happy to continue, click on the SAVE PRODUCT button to add your product to the DATABASE.
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